Mary Webb was born in London in 1942. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University under Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore from 1958-63 and was a Hatton Scholar from 1962-63. She undertook postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art from 1963-64.
Past exhibitions include the John Moores 1974, Serpentine Summer Show 1974, Royal Academy Summer shows, Five Abstract Printmakers at Flowers East, 2002 and the Northern Print Biennale, 2009. A one person survey show of her work was held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in 2011 which then toured to the Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle on Tyne in 2012.